GLOVER LANE PRESS PRESENTS:
"WORD: A CELEBRATION OF LITERARY PUBLISHING GENIUS & VENDOR FAIR"
On January 19, 2013, leaders in literary, publishing and the media will
gather for a powerful celebration of the written word at the estate of Pat Lamis,
activist, icon and founder of Womynz Brunch Bunch, a Long Beach based
community gathering for women. The event will honor the legacy of
publishing mogul, Azaan Kamau, who has successfully launched and
supported the careers of some 60 writers. Professionals from every
corner of the publishing and literary industry will come together to
dialogue on what it takes to be a successful writer, author and
"Almost 20 years ago, I started writing articles,
poetry and stories for the greats of my time. I worked with literary
geniuses like Stanley Bennett Clay, Stephanie Dakara Wynne, Ifalade
TaShia Asanti and many others. It was their encouragement that pushed me
to start my own publishing company and literary consulting firm. 60
books later, I'm like how did I ever do anything else? I love my job!"
Says Glover Lane Press CEO, Azaan Kamau.
Glover Lane Press has
published the works of everyone from budding writers to A-list
celebrities. The company's catalogue features fiction, non-fiction,
poetry, memoir, custom journals and more. Glover Lane also has a
division that mentors, trains and guides writers through each stage of
the sometimes difficult to navigate publishing journey.
2012, the company was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award for its
groundbreaking collection of essays, Letters to My Bully. Supporters
believe the Lambda nomination is only the beginning.
remember Azaan's first article for GBF magazine. I was the editor of the
publication. I remember reading Azaan's work and thinking, this woman
is awesome--she's going to do great things. I'm proud to say that her
journey has come full circle. I now get to work for her as the
acquisitions editor of GLP. We're small but mighty. Look for GLP among
the stars of the publishing industry." Says Ifalade, one of Kamau's
At the January 2013 event, dozens of GLP
authors-turned-success-stories will come together to share their
publishing journey and talk about what it takes to really make it as a
writer and author. Refreshments, live performances by artists, art
vendors and free giveaways make attending this event a no-brainer.
Ifalade Ta’Shia Asanti: